Santa Barbara Co. adds 79 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus COVID-19
Posted at 4:14 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 19:14:31-05

Santa Barbara County added 79 new cases of COVID-19 over two days, bringing the county's total to 10,339 confirmed cases as of November 12.

Thirty-two cases were added on Wednesday, and 47 cases were added on Thursday. Numbers were not released on Wednesday because of the Veterans Day holiday.

Eleven people are hospitalized, including two patients who are in the ICU. Health officials say 10,036 people have recovered.

Santa Barbara County has had 131 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

Breakdown of cases by location:

  • Santa Maria - 4,257
  • Santa Barbara - 1,354
  • Lompoc federal prison - 1,026
  • Lompoc - 992
  • Guadalupe and North County unincorporated areas (Sisquoc, Casmalia, Garey, Cuyama, New Cuyama) - 479
  • Isla Vista - 459
  • Orcutt - 417
  • Goleta - 307
  • Unincorporated Goleta Valley and Gaviota - 238
  • Carpinteria and South County unincorporated areas (Montecito, Summerland) - 236
  • Santa Ynez Valley (Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard) - 188

The location of an additional 393 cases is listed as "pending."

Three free coronavirus testing sites are open to the community in Santa Maria, Buellton, and Goleta.

Free testing specifically for UC Santa Barbara students is also available now through November 13.

Appointments are required at all locations. Click here for information on how to make an appointment.

Pop-up testing is also available in Isla Vista through November 14. Appointments are recommended but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted.

For more information on the county's COVID-19 response, visit